Archive - Obituary
April 4th, 2013
Donald Roderick Carson, Sr., a longtime resident of Inchelium, passed away on March 18, 2013 in Inchelium at the age of 82. Don was born on May 21, 1930 in Hunters, the son of Christopher and Gloris (Pichette) Carson.
He attended school in Inchelium and at the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, OR. Don completed his high school education in Inchelium and then entered the U.S. Army. He served in the U.S. Army as a communications specialist and was honorably discharged in 1955. Don returned to Inchelium and began his family.
Dixie Jo Strobbe, a 16 year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on March 23, 2013 at her home. Dixie was born on June 21, 1927 in Bicknell, Indiana the daughter of Floyd Adam and Dorothy Pearl (Taylor) Wineinger.
Barbara J. Gray passed away on March 13, 2013. She was 64. She was born June 22, 1948.
Barbara passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, at home.
She was born in Seattle to Earl and Viola Gray. Her dad was a longshoremen supervisor in Seattle at the shipyard. Her mom was a homemaker.
Her sisterâs were Linda Cool, Loreen Gray and she had one brother, Steve Gray. All five preceded her in death.
Barbara has lived in Evans with Bill Prickett, her companion and friend, for the last five years. She lived next to her daughter, Alisa, son-in-law, Jack, and granddaughter Paxton Sphuler.
Gwendolyn Sue Olson, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville.
She was born on July 15, 1952, the daughter of Wesley and Lilla Halbert in Roswell, New Mexico. The family soon moved to Minot, North Dakota, where she was raised and graduated high school.
John R. Foster, 78, passed away from Parkinsonâs disease in Federal Way on March 4, 2013. He graduated from Colville High School in 1952 and attended Whitworth College.
John loved history, camping, CB radio, working hard to provide for his family and was especially fond of the Oregon Coast.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Foster and Nellie (Holliday) Foster, and his wife, Helen (Anslow) Foster.
George H. Jones, passed away on Feb. 22, 2013. He was 87. He was born Feb. 6, 1926.
He fell asleep peacefully in his own bed at home. That is the way he wanted it.
He was born in Phoenix, Arizona. His father, Henry A. Jones, was a blacksmith. His mother, Nina M. Egan, was a nurse. His sister was Celeste Haitt. All three preceded him in death.
George and Doris lived in Phoenix until they moved to Kettle Falls, where their daughter, Joannie McCrite, grandson, Ben, and roommate, Charmaine Cranmore, were caregivers.
Our loving mother and grandmother, Caroline J. Matney Sell, suffered a sudden aneurysm and went to be with her Lord on March 3, 2013. She was born on January 9, 1939 in Colville to Lloyd and Irene Matney. Our mother was a graduate of Kettle Falls High School and then married our father, Bill Flugel, on March 30, 1957. They had two children, Carla and Jake.
Charles âChipâ William Laramie, a lifetime resident of Inchelium, passed away on March 6, 2013 in Spokane at the age of 46. He was born on July 20, 1966 in Colville, the son of Charles Raymond Laramie and Ramona âKayeâ (Carden) Welch.
Shirley Ray Agar (Viles), 86, passed away at her home in Colville on Jan. 27, 2013. She is survived by her four children, Debbie Egger (Max) Colville; Bruce Agar (Mary) of Thermopolis, WY; Matt Agar (Debbie) of Ontario, OR, and Muriel Badgley of Spokane, as well as 13 grandchildren, 17 plus great grandchildren, one sister, Nancy Sanders and numerous nieces and nephews.